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Book Title: Say Sayonara to Perfectionism|
The author of the book: Hillary Rettig
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 866 KB
Edition: Infinite Art
Date of issue: November 7th 2013
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Read full description of the books Say Sayonara to Perfectionism:From the author of the best-selling The 7 Secrets of the Prolific, Say Sayonara to Perfectionism! is a short volume that gets to the core of what you need to know to recognize, and overcome, perfectionism.
Perfectionism not only slows you down, it sucks the joy out of your work and life. The big mistake people make is confusing it with high standards, and since everyone wants to have high standards, the confusion leaves them powerless to to tackle their perfectionism.
But perfectionism isn't the same as having high standards--not even close! And once you understand its true nature, you will be well on your way to defeating it. Author Hillary Rettig has identified eighteen (to date) characteristics of perfectionism, including grandiosity, shortsightedness, overfocus on outcomes, overidentification with the work, relentless comparisons, arbitrary categorizations, and false pride. She discusses all these and more in Say Sayonara to Perfectionism!, and also shows how perfectionism fuels procrastination, underproductivity, and blocks. Then she offers solutions that will immediately help you take charge of your work, get more productive, and feel less stressed.
Say Sayonara to Perfectionism! consists of the first two chapters of The 7 Secrets of the Prolific (The Mechanics of Procrastination and Overcoming Perfectionism), plus an original chapter summarizing the other productivity techniques discussed in The 7 Secrets, including time management, optimizing your writing process, overcoming ambivalence, and coping with traumatic rejections. Those seeking comprehensive discussions of those techniques should read The 7 Secrets of the Prolific; while those wishing to focus mainly on overcoming their perfectionism will find all the information they need in Say Sayonara to Perfectionism!
Read information about the authorI’m the author of The 7 Secrets of the Prolific: The Definitive Guide to Overcoming Procrastination, Perfectionism, and Writer’s Block, one of Amazon’s top-selling productivity books. I help people increase their productivity in writing and other areas, and have taught productivity and time-management classes at the Mark Twain House and Museum, The Loft, Grub Street Writers, and many other top writing, business, educational, arts, and community organizations.
The core of my work is the idea that procrastination, blocks, and other forms of underproductivity are symptoms of disempowerment.
Disempowerment means you’re not missing anything you need to be productive: you’re only separated from, or have lost access to, that which you have–i.e., your strengths, skills, talents and energy.
Laziness, lack of discipline, lack of commitment, and other supposed deficiencies are all symptoms of the disempowerment, not causes, so please don’t focus on them. (And don’t use them to negatively label yourself or anyone else!) All my work is devoted to helping people locate and remediate the disempowering forces in their work and life, including perfectionism, scarcity, time constraints, and ambivalence, so they can reclaim their joyful productivity.
My articles have appeared in Psychology Today, Huffington Post, Future Buzz, Time Management Ninja, Tomorrow’s Professor, Authors Helping Authors, and numerous other publications; and I’ve been interviewed in Entrepreneur.com and elsewhere. Please visit my website vegan, free software advocate, and lover of life and dogs. I’m also a former foster mom of four teenage Sudanese refugees (a.k.a., “Lost Boys”), now all adult and living independently. And I’m a living kidney donor. I also have an abiding interest in social justice–my first book, The Lifelong Activist , is a self-help guide for progressive and radical activists–and it was from my activism that I gained insights on personal power that inform my current work.
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